I decided to go check for myself.
The Leaf uses LiMnO2,
To be fair, Nissan has said they may use LiNCM in a future battery pack. .
In the case of the EV, two battery types were investigated (i.e., LiFePO4 and LiNCM)
There is a spread sheet attached to the end of the paper and the motor errors are there.
While they didn't put in 1000kg motor mass, they did put in too much copper. For example the authors model the inverter as containing 35.5Kg of copper, when in fact the entire part weighs 5kg.
I suppose the next step would be to rerun the model with updated numbers. -- Anyone want to give it a try?
The paper shouldn't have made it past peer review, but it does happen.
The models and equipment (standard and optional) illustrated in this post reflect my misunderstanding of vehicles supplied by BMW AG to the German market. In other EU member states, the truthyness of my posts may vary. Please ignore this post. Subject to change.
Last edited by Andrew*Debbie; 10-17-2012 at 08:14 AM.